My Clinical Practice
My education includes a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; Master's Degree in Psychology; and Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, Philosophy of Religion, and Psychology. My education and training integrate modern clinical psychology with East-West psychology and a holistic approach to health.
Having an artist background has served my practice as a psychologist.
I specialize in addressing creative blocks, self- expression, and integrating art therapy and Jungian active imagination techniques. As a psychologist, my work is informed by Jungian and Psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive therapies, trauma healing, recovery from addiction and mindfulness. My range of of therapeutic skills enable me to address the varying needs of my clients.
My expertise in relationships and intimacy has emerged through more than 10 years of experience addressing concerns for individuals and couples on these topics. I am an advocate for sexual health and empowerment. I work with clients across the spectrum of sexual orientation, identity, and relationship styles. My training in relationships and couples therapy from the Gottman Institute and in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) contribute to my approach.
Professional experience with somatic therapies and the practice of yoga, meditation, and qi gong, has given rise to my specialization in mind-body psychology. I support ongoing awareness of the interaction between our emotional, physical, and mental states. I have training in Somatic Experiencing, an approach which supports the healing of trauma and the release of emotion stored in the body. I also provide training in mindfulness and embodiment practices to address anxiety, panic, stress, and restoring your mind-body connection.
As a psychologist, I seek to continually expand my knowledge and understanding. I emphasize creating an alliance with my clients to cultivate strengths, identify resources, and inspire growth. My practice is guided by insight, compassion, and the belief in our capacity for transformation.
Additional Training and Focus
-I provide training in mindfulness practice, which involves refinement of attention to awaken and expand self-awareness. Using mindfulness psychologically is a powerful means to examine and dismantle limiting beliefs and patterns, increase ability to live in the moment, as well as cultivate the ability to experience all emotions non-judgmentally.
Career and Life Path Development
-I work with professionals, organizations, and students. I assist clients in cultivating their and goals aspirations, developing their careers, making transitions, and removing obstacles to growth and fulfillment.
Anxiety and Stress Management
-I treat various forms of anxiety and I am proficient in various somatic and cognitive behavioral techniques to stabilize anxiety and panic attacks as well as treating social anxiety, obsessive and/or compulsive behaviors (OCD), phobias, and excessive worry. I teach stress management, relaxation skills, mindfulness, self-care and techniques for mind-body awareness.
*Navigating Life Transition
*Relationships and Intimacy
*Addiction and Recovery
*Mind-Body Health and Wellness